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China's first air rail commercial operation line starts

Seetao 2020-06-09 11:26
  • The line has a total length of 2.1 kilometers, of which 800 meters are built on cliffs and 3 stations along the line
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On June 6, 2020, in the cheers of more than 200 villagers in Xiajiaba Village, Shadi Township, Enshi City, the construction of the suspended monorail project of the cliff cliff sightseeing small train in Enshi Qingyunya Tourism Resort Area, which was constructed by China Railway Technology Group, officially started , Announced the construction of China's first air-rail commercial operation line.

The empty rail is the sky rail train, which is a suspended monorail train with a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour. It is a rail transit with a history of more than 100 years. The Qingyunya Sightseeing Little Train Project invested 600 million yuan to build a 2.1-kilometer-long empty rail line along the mountain side, of which 800 meters were built on a cliff, the world's first cliff-side monorail. The project is not only an important infrastructure in the resort area, but also an important tourism and sightseeing facility. It connects the main import and export, special tourism projects and attractions in the resort area, forming a unique sightseeing route.

The area where the Qingyunya Project is located is a deeply impoverished area. The completion of the project is crucial to the targeted poverty alleviation and the assistance of accurate poverty alleviation. It will directly drive 28 deeply impoverished villages such as Shadi Township, Cuijiaba Town, Hongtu Township and 11624. 36338 households out of poverty are of great significance for Enshi to build a well-off society in an all-round way.

After driving for nearly two hours from downtown Enshi, I arrived at Xiajiaba Village at an altitude of 1400 meters. Walking along the route designed by the empty rail, the towering mountains and the beautiful Qingjiang River have a panoramic view. "After the project is completed, passengers will ride on empty rails, see green mountains and green water in summer, and look at silver clothing in winter, and feel the beauty of nature," said Lin Chengchao, general manager of China Railway Technology Group.

According to reports, the total investment of Enshi Qingyunya Tourist Resort is 4.86 billion yuan, which is the largest tourism complex under construction in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. The empty rail is one of the core projects of the resort. It mainly connects the tourists to and from the scenic area. It connects the main import and export, special tourist projects and attractions in the resort, forming a unique sightseeing route.

China Railway Engineering Corporation has made a strong guarantee for the construction of China's first air-rail commercial operation line. It has also added new impetus to the development of Qingyunya Tourist Resort and is also an important support for the economic development of the surrounding poor mountainous areas. Editor/Peng Xue